10 Places Where It Doesn’t Pay To Be a Student
A new study by StuRents has shown that students in the North and Midlands are getting a raw deal on their accommodation.
The research shows that students in many cities are forking out more than people who don’t study – for the same housing. It found that undergrads in the Midlands and the North can end up paying up to 36% more.
Loughborough topped the list, with students paying 36% more than non-students; an average of £80.21 per week compared to £58.94 per week for the average local.
Although rent prices in London are considerably more expensive for students – an average of £202pw – that compares to £299.40 for those not at university.
Here’s the full list.
Students here pay on average 36% more for accommodation than non-students.
Students at Durham University are paying 31.84% more for their accommodation.
Students living in Lincoln are paying 27.61% more on their rent.
Accommodation for students here is 27.39% more expensive than accommodation for non-students.
Students at Teesside Uni can expect to pay 23.32% more on rent than their non-student counterparts.
Students in Hull pay 20.9% more for their accommodation.
In Bolton students pay 19.06% more on rent than people not at university.
Similarly, rent prices for students is 19.06% higher than it is for non-students in Lancaster.
Students here pay 13.81% more.
Students in York are paying 9.34% more for their accommodation than people who don’t study.
H/T Huffington Post